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I use the Apple Wireless keyboard with my iPad (standard size) and find it works well for text-y things. I don't do that all that often but when I do, I like it.
At this pagehttps://nflst.directv.com/DTVAPP/nflws/index.jsp which says ... Now you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games on your favorite device without a DIRECTV satellite TV subscription if you live in a select apartment building where DIRECTV service is not available, attend one of these universities, or live in one of the following metro areas: New York City, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. Check your eligibility.
NYC, Phila and SF ONLY !!   Oh, and some colleges.   Everyone else - you're SOL.   What a dumb move. Raising everyones hopes and then dashing them. I hope they get some serious blowback about this.
There's another reason as well. As Alan Kay said, "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware". For the PC era this was simple. IBM had designed the hardware and it was more-or-less standardized. But there was no such standard-setter in the early days of mobile. Nor was there a common vision of what the devices would do, aside from make phone calls, whereas the IBM PC already did - thanks to the experimentation of the 70's when hundreds of...
Maybe Microsoft would like to revisit this ??    
These guys are just in their own echo chamber. But that's what we have been used to for some time - much heat, little light. It would be better if they'd described their detailed, rational analysis.
It will be interesting to see Apple's results in a couple of weeks, especially given recent profit warning from Samsung. Having lots of market share may be good but not making much money is bad. That's Samsung's conundrum today - their flagship Galaxy S5 has not sold all that well (starting out with a two-for-one deal at some carriers). My guess is that iPhone 5s, and even the "failed" 5c, will show impressive numbers.   The story for this current quarter (Q3, Apple's...
These ads have an impact, unfortunately. I am reminded of a comment from a Professor, long ago ... "Proof by repeated assertion". That's Samsung!
Nor do I. But that hasn't stopped EU from similar actions in the past.
I can see their point about wanting to "reverse the ratchet".   But I remember the spelling as "ratsh*t"
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